I am guilty – I haven’t posted the slides/links for the last Cool Toys Conversations yet. Consider this a teaser.
We talked about a whole bunch of neat stuff, but got a bit into Momentile. It is kind of an odd thing, since Momentile doesn’t do much.
Momentile basically simplifies the photoblog concept, with a strict one-a-day policy. Oh, and it lets you caption pictures. Well, only other people’s pictures, not your own. Hunh? Yep, that’s pretty much it. Oh, you can do the usual social media stuff – pick people you want to ‘friend’ (‘cept they call it stalking), favorite copies of other people’s pics, etc. Oh, and put captions on other people’s pics.
People are doing some awfully exciting things with Momentile, tho. I think it is something like writing a sonnet — the restrictions challenge you and force you to find innovative and creative ways to exploit the medium. The first time I noticed this was with TheSky.
Momentile: TheSky: http://www.momentile.com/thesky/
How simple. Just one picture, every day, a picture of the sky. Day or night. Beautiful, every single one of them.
I noticed a few other folks working a theme — an amateur cartoonist who posts one toon a day, an artist who posts one sketch a day. We started talking about how this could work as an assignment or as part of a grad student project, perhaps documenting an archaeological dig or architecture project or … and our minds soared. We talked about making poems from the captions, and making a notebook from the project.
Then someone said, “You could do this. You know? With these cool toys?” Oh, right, yes, I could. So I did.
Momentile: Cool Toys: http://www.momentile.com/cooltoys/
Next post will list the highlights of the Cool Toys Momentile stream in its first couple weeks. Meanwhile, any of you feeling inspired? I have some Momentile invites left. Send me your email (DM me at Twitter) and say you want one.